Local Author Bunny Stevens to Visit Driftwood
Driftwood Public Library is very pleased to welcome new local author Bunny Stevenson to the library on Sunday, May 18th at 3:00 p.m. Bunny will be talking about her recently-published memoir Unholy Union: A Memoir of Clergy Sexual Abuse Within the Salvation Army.
In her book, Bunny takes the reader on a harrowing journey through the darkest of betrayals–occasioned, ironically, in settings that should shelter and protect: home and church. But within these sacred spaces a child is abused; a young woman
is raped by her minister and told, “God wanted me to do it.” Ultimately, though, this is a story of victory over those who shamed her, renounced her and commanded her to “go away and tell no one.”
In Unholy Union, the author breaks her 50 year silence. With heartbreaking transparency, she tells us what no one wants to believe can actually happen. And then she tells us who ultimately wins.
Throughout her varied professional life, Bunny Stevens has been a legal secretary,
an insurance department manager, the owner and operator of a busy automotive
repair shop, a newspaper columnist, a photographer, and the director of Christian
education and middle school ministries at a large Presbyterian Church. She has participated in life’s more poignant moments as a minister in the Universal Life Church, and she’s found great joy in some of life’s lighter moments–especially as “Leafy” the mascot for the Salinas Packers semi-pro baseball team during the summer she was 64 years old!
She looks upon her continuing participation in the lives of her two grown sons as the most precious thing of which she has ever been a part. Now living in a tiny cottage in an enchanted forest on the Oregon Coast, Bunny participates in the daily activities that make her new home special—giving back by volunteering as chef to the homeless outreach program, visiting (with her dog Buddy) at the assisted living facility in her area, and running
half-marathons. She is happy.
Needless to say, the subject matter Bunny will be speaking about may be upsetting to some. Please consider this when deciding whether to attend, and please use
discretion about bringing children to this event.
Driftwood Public Library is located at 801 Southwest Highway 101 in Lincoln City,
on the second floor of the City Hall building, adjacent to Price and Pride
Grocery and across Hwy 101 from Burger King. This event is free and open to the public. Questions may be directed to Ken Hobson at 541-996-1242 or firstname.lastname@example.org by email.